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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dimly, indistinctlyadverb

    in a dim indistinct manner

    "we perceived the change only dimly"

  2. pallidly, palely, dimlyadverb

    in a manner lacking interest or vitality

    "a palely entertaining show"

  3. dimly, murkilyadverb

    with a dim light

    "a dimly lit room"

Wiktionary

  1. dimlyadverb

    in a dim manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Dimlyadverb

    Etymology: from dim.

    Unspeakable! who sitt’st above these heav’ns,
    To us invisible, or dimly seen,
    In these thy lowest works. John Milton, Paradise Lost, b. v.

    In the beginning of our pumping the air, the match appeared well lighted, though it had almost filled the receiver with its plentiful fumes; but by degrees it burnt more and more dimly. Robert Boyle, Spring of the Air.

    I saw th’ angelick guards from earth ascend,
    Griev’d they must now no longer man attend;
    The beams about their temples dimly shone;
    One would have thought the crime had been their own. Dry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dimlyadverb

    in a dim or obscure manner; not brightly or clearly; with imperfect sight

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dimly in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dimly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dimly in a Sentence

  1. Carlyle:

    It is no very good symptom, either of nations or individuals, that they deal much in vaticination. Happy men are full of the present, for its bounty suffices them; and wise men also, for its duties engage them. Our grand business undoubtedly is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what clearly lies at hand.

  2. Louis Aragon:

    The whole fauna of human fantasies, their marine vegetation, drifts and luxuriates in the dimly lit zones of human activity, as though plaiting thick tresses of darkness. Here, too, appear the lighthouses of the mind, with their outward resemblance to less pure symbols. The gateway to mystery swings open at the touch of human weakness and we have entered the realms of darkness. One false step, one slurred syllable together reveal a man's thoughts.

  3. Thomas Carlyle:

    Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    The human mind is not capable of grasping the Universe. We are like a little child entering a huge library. The walls are covered to the ceilings with books in many different tongues. The child knows that someone must have written these books. It does not know who or how. It does not understand the languages in which they are written. But the child notes a definite plan in the arrangement of the books - a mysterious order which it does not comprehend, but only dimly suspects.

  5. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

    We see but dimly through the mists and vapors Amid these earthly damps What seem to us but sad, funeral tapers May be heaven's distant lamps.

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